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Maria Keet

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Dr. Maria Keet
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(Dr.ir.drs.) C. Maria Keet (PhD, MSc, MA, BSc(hons)) is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She focuses on logic-based knowledge representation, ontology, and Ontology in general and as applied to biological data and -knowledge, which has resulted in some 50 peer-reviewed publications. She is PI of the South Africa-Argentina bilateral project on ontology-driven unification of conceptual data modelling languages and of the COMMUTERM project on isiZulu terminology development, and was involved in the EU FET FP6 TONES and EU IRSES FP7 Net2 projects, coordinated the development of the WONDER system for intelligent access to biological data, and has served in over 25 Program Committees of international workshops and conferences and reviewed for 14 journals. She teaches and has taught several courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including ontologies & knowledge bases, databases, and theory of computation.
Before her employment at UKZN, Maria was a non-tenured Assistant Professor (ricercatore a tempo determinato) at the KRDB Research Centre, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. She obtained a PhD in Computer Science at the KRDB Research Centre in 2008, following a BSc(honours) 1st class in IT & Computing from the Open University UK in 2004, and 3.5 years work experience as systems engineer in the IT industry with its vocational training (MSCE, ASE, ITIL). In addition to computer science, she obtained an MSc in Food Science (Microbiology) from Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands, in 1998, and an MA 1st class in Peace & Development Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland, in 2003.

homepage: http://www.meteck.org/
publications: http://www.meteck.org/pubcmk.html

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